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American Pro Diving Center Manatee Snorkel Tour

821 Southeast Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429
1-352-563-0041
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Ranked #11 of 30 activities in Crystal River
Type: Water sports
Owner description: American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are... more » Owner description: American Pro Diving Center offers guided Crystal River dive and snorkel Manatee tours for over 18 years in florida. Our snorkel with manatee tours are guided by in water professional divemasters and is just one of the reasons we received many awards from state and local educational systems as well as the National Geographic Dive Center Award from PADI and National Geographic. Experience manatee tours with all the comforts that a five star facility has to offer in Crystal River, Florida.Our trips are successful because the dive masters educate on the manatee and the manners of being in their environment while on the manatee snorkel tours. The guides enter the water with you so that both you and the Manatees have a safe and enjoyable time even if you are new to snorkeling. This can be the experience of a lifetime on our Crystal River manatee snorkel. « less
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Rockford, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We did the snorkel and dive combo and Zac was are divemaster, he was great! He made the trip fun for all of us there were a total of 12, kids and adults. We were able to get up close to several manatees and was able to get good photos of them. The dive they take you on I would... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Found a really playful manatee within 10 mins of leaving the shore, great experience up close with the manatee - awesome! Captain Zach was very knowlegeable and ensured we all had a brilliant experience. Our third trip to the Crystal River, well worth the early start and drive from Orlando

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We traveled around for a long time looking for manatee. The manatee operator did a great job and our guide especially Zach made our day a full experience. It was a great day well worth the trip.

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Phenix City, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went on our tour with Captain Zach, who was very attentive to all of us. He made sure everyone got to see and interact with a manatee. When we first got off the boat, there were several other tours there, and it seemed very crowded. People were also very loud, and very few manatees came near us. Zach gave... More

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've been to Crystal River in February and did quite some Manatee Tours with various operators. While we found all of them to be good, we enjoyed American Pro the most and did a total of four tours with them (plus two with other companies). Here's why: * Fewer people on the boat: Most of the time, we were 5... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Found the staff at the American Pro Diving Center to be disinterested in us. They provided little information, brief instructions, and showed little real interest in us -- sort of like we were inventory to be stacked in the boat. Sent us to climb into wet suits in the middle of the shop and told us to "watch the video".... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were very happy with the Diving Center. Very professional and helpful. Our boat captain (Cory) was very good. The downside was the in the river is very murky with only 1-3 feet visibility. I actually swam into a manatee before I saw it! Apparently, in the winter (Dec-Feb) the manatees are closer to the clear water of the springs... More

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Modesto, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The people at the dive center are very friendly and helpful! The Divemaster/boat captain was great! The dive and manatee dive sites were everything they were advertised to be...

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I did two dives with American Pro Diving at Manatee Springs. This was a side trip while in the area for work so was a solo diver and had to join a guided dive. I brought my own equipment so only needed tanks and weights. There are two dive sites at Manatee Springs which is an easy 45 minute drive... More

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Riviera Beach
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

From arrival to end of tour every staff member was helpful, knowledgable and dedicated to making your experience noteworthy . Boat captains knew how to find the Manatees.

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